Flash mobs seem to be a thing of the past.
The newest craze is "cash mobs" — organized events where people are encouraged to shop at and support a locally owned store.
A "cash mob" hit Coventry in February. The crowd of about 50 people filled Big Fun and spent $1,454 in just an hour and 15 minutes.
Revive, a store that sells fair trade items in Cleveland Heights and in Legacy Village, is hoping for the same success this Friday.
FutureHeights is organizing this cash mob at the Cleveland Heights store, which sells scarves, clothes, jewelry, hats, kitchen and home decor and more made by artisans from about 30 countries.
The Revive cash mob is set for 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. People are asked to bring at least $20 to spend.
Owner Lisa Dunn said in an interview with Cleveland Heights Patch in February 2011 that she makes sure the 70 or so artisan groups she works with offer members health care and a fair wage.
"I have a high standard of what we carry," Dunn said. "These are heirloom-quality pieces."
People who shop at Revive during the cash mob can also bring their receipts to The Tavern Company or Brennan's Colony and receive $1 off drinks.
For more information about Revive, visit its website. A flier about the event has been included with this article in the PDFs section.
Lila Mills contributed reporting to this article. Information from her article published in February 2011 was included.